Guitarist Steve Cropper, Opinions on H.E.R. & Bachelor

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Steve Cropper played guitar on some of the greatest songs of the 1960s including Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay and Green Onions. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Cropper about his long career as a session musician and producer. Plus they review new albums from Bachelor and H.E.R. 

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The guys talk with legendary session guitarist Steve Cropper about how he co-wrote songs like “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay” and how Booker T. and the M.G.’s named their instrumentals.

The hosts also highlight one track each that they feel exemplifies Cropper’s greatness as a musician.

Greg

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Jim

  • Otis Redding’s, Nobody’s Fault But Mine

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